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Iraqi security forces raid protest camps, 4 killed after Sadr supporters withdraw

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces raided Baghdad’s main protest site on Saturday and tried to eject protesters in southern cities, firing tear gas and bullets killing four people and wounding dozens more, police and medical sources said. The new push to end the sit-ins and restore order came hours after populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who counts millions of supporters in Baghdad and the south, said he would halt his involvement in anti-government unrest. Sadr’s supporters, who had bolstered the anti-government protesters and sometimes played a role in...


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